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Seoul » Jongno-gu » Museum Kimchikan (뮤지엄김치간)


Museum Kimchikan (뮤지엄김치간)    
Museum Kimchikan (뮤지...
Museum Kimchikan (뮤지...
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  • Museum Kimchikan (뮤지엄김치간)
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35-4 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si Insadong maru Level 4-6
서울특별시 종로구 인사동길 35-4 인사동마루 4~6층
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-6002-6456 (Korean only)
Operating Hours
(Last admission 17:30)
Every Monday, Seollal, Chuseok, Christmas, New Year's Day
Length of Tour
20-30 min
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Since its foundation in 1986, the museum has displayed historical relics related to kimchi, different types of kimchi, mock-ups of the kimchi-making process, and information about the efficacy derived from the kimchi fermentation process.
The museum now has changed its name to Kimchikan and has relocated to Insa-dong, a center of hallyu. Kimchikan aims to provide visitors with fun hands-on activities and a variety of information on kimchi.

Visitors will learn about the origin and history of kimchi through historical books, paintings, and writings. Various types of kimchi containers, along with traditional kitchen utensils that were used to prepare it, will also be introduced. Various models show specific types of kimchi that were developed in regions all over Korea.
Exhibition Hall Information

* History of Kimchi
This place presents the work of Kim Yeong-hun, an installation artist, featuring the image of kimchi. Here, you may learn the origin and the history of kimchi through figures of kimchi, ancient books, writing & paintings, and earthenware displayed according to era.

* Types of Kimchi
Here, you can learn about the different types of kimchi our ancestors enjoyed according to each season and region. You can also see the kimchi that was enjoyed at the Royal Palace and temples.

* How to make and store kimchi
You can learn the main ingredients of kimchi and even smell it.

* Nutritional benefits of kimchi
Learn more about kimchi by watching video clips on how we digest kimchi and what health/nutritional benefits kimchi has.

Admission / Participation Fees
Adults (ages 17 and over) 5,000 won / Groups 4,000 won
Children and teens (ages 8-17 ) 3,000 won / Groups 2,000 won
Children (ages 6 & below ) 2,000 won /  Groups 1,000 won

* Groups: 20 or more people.
* Infants (age 3 & below) and Seniors (ages 65 & over) may enter free of charge.
Reservation is required for groups of over 20 people.
Groups with minimum of 120 people require phone reservation.

Inquiries: +82-2-6002-6456 or
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
Audio guides in English, Chinese, Japanese

Guided tour in English also available by volunteers
10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm
for over 20 people- they can choose the time

From July, 2015 - Japanese available as well
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line1), Exit 3-1
- Walk straight out of the exit 130 m and turn right onto Insa-dong 5-gil (인사동5길).
- Walk 300 m and turn left at Insa-dong Negeori Intersection (인사동 네거리)
onto Insa-dong street (인사동길) going north.
- Walk about 100 m and turn left into the alley at the Hae Jeong Hospital sign (해정병원).
- Walk another 25 m and the museum will be on your left.

Or, Anguk Station(Seoul Subway Line3), Exit 6.
- Walk straight out of the exit about 90 m and turn left (south) onto Insa-dong street (인사동길).
- Walk about 260 m and turn right into the alley at the Hae Jeong Hospital sign (해정병원).
- Walk another 25 m and the museum will be on your left.

From Jongak Station,take bus 0015, 7022, 7023, 401, 406, 704, 5500, 9400, 9402.
From Anguk Station, take bus 1012, 7025, 109, 151, 162, 171, 272, 601, 6011 (Airport Bus).
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